Name of shooting victim released by coroner

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has released the name of the individual who died Saturday in a shooting incident. It occurred at approximately 7 p.m. in the 200 block of Greenlake Drive, Hopkins.

Amon D. Rice, 17, of Trotter Road, Columbia, was transported from the scene by Richland County EMS and taken to Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital where he was admitted.

Mr. Rice died Saturday at 5:16 p.m. An autopsy indicated that Mr. Rice died from a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Rice was a rising senior at Lower Richland High School and a member of the varsity basketball team.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident.